Gattaca Themes

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Andrew Niccol’s American science fiction film, Gattaca presents a future society purely driven by eugenics. Children are conceived through the modification of their parent’s genetic manipulation to ensure that they inherit only the best traits. The film’s title is based on the first letters of guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. The themes of the film are genetic engineering and the ethical issues surrounding it. Gattaca is a futuristic society in which science has taken over religion. It is a dystopian world, in which the world is perfectly designed only for the genetically modified human beings.
The film focuses on Vincent Freeman, who was God born, meaning that he was created solely by his parents hence not receiving the aid of genetic selection. This subjected him to a high probability of numerous disorders as well as having a short lifespan of 30.2 years. "From an early age, I came to think of myself as others thought of me - a chronic invalid." Moreover, he struggles to live in a world that strives humans to be perfect and faces discrimination through his imperfect genetics. His "destiny was mapped out before me - all my flaws, predispositions, and susceptibilities, most untreatable to this day."
Unlike his brother, Anton, who was created using
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This is because the premise of the film is that of a society based purely on the principles of “perfection”. The main sets that are used in the film are the Gattaca Corporation complex, Jerome’s apartment, the space center, Irene’s house and the police center. Each set contains polished floors, glass, bare walls, and minimalistic and modern atmosphere. Located in Eugene’s apartment is a grand staircase, which revolves around their everyday life. The circular staircase has a shape of a double helix, which is a pattern of DNA. This is a very important symbol because it indicates what the film is